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Lucas Oil 250
Lucas Oil 250 presented by Glidden
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Venue Mesa Marin Raceway
First race 1994
Last race 2003
Distance 125 miles (201.2 km)
Laps 250
Previous names Mesa Marin 20 (1994)
Spears Manufacturing 200 (1995)
Ford Dealers/Ford Credit 300 (1996)
Dodge California Truck Stop 300 (1997-1999)
Dodge California 250 (2000)
OSH 250 (2001)
Lucas Oil 250 presented by Glidden (2003)

The Lucas Oil 250 was a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series stock car race held at Mesa Marin Raceway, in Bakersfield, California. One of the inaugural events of the series from its 1995 season, it was one of two races at the track in 1995, and then was the series' lone annual event at the track from 1996 to 2001, then after skipping the 2002 season was run once more in the fall of 2003, the series' final visit to the track.[1] In addition, the track hosted the first-ever series exhibition race in 1994, a 20-lap, 10 miles (16.1 km) event won by P. J. Jones.[2] Points-paying events were 200 laps (100 miles (160.9 km)) in 1995, 300 laps (150 miles (241.4 km)) from 1996 to 1999, and 250 laps (125 miles (201.2 km)) from 2000 to 2003; the event changed from running in the fall to a spring race in 1999.[1]

Mike Skinner and Dennis Setzer each won the event twice, the only drivers to win more than once; drivers who scored their first series wins at the track were Randy Tolsma in 1997,[3] and Setzer in 1998.[4]

Past winners

Year Date Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1994* July 30 P. J. Jones Vestar Motorsports Ford 20 10 (16.093) 0:07:02 81.818
1995 October 15 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 100 (160.934) 1:28:03 61.193
1996 October 14 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 150 (241.402) 2:16:48 65.789
1997 October 12 Randy Tolsma Xpress Motorsports Chevrolet 300 150 (241.402) 1:57:58 76.293
1998 October 18 Dennis Setzer K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 300 150 (241.402) 2:10:29 68.974
1999* April 10 Rick Carelli Chesrown Racing Chevrolet 301* 150.5 (242.206) 1:58:18 76.331
2000 March 26 Mike Wallace Ultra Motorsports Ford 250 125 (201.168) 1:48:34 69.082
2001 March 17 Ted Musgrave Ultra Motorsports Dodge 250 125 (201.168) 2:01:41 61.618
2002
Not held
2003* March 23 Dennis Setzer Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet 255* 127.5 (205.191) 2:09:59 58.854

Multiple winners (drivers)

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Mike Skinner 1995, 1996
Dennis Setzer 1998, 2003

Multiple winners (teams)

# Wins Team Years Won
2 Richard Childress Racing 1995-1996
Ultra Motorsports 2000-2001

Manufacturer wins

# Wins Make Years Won
5 United States Chevrolet 1995-1997, 1999, 2003
2 United States Ford 1994, 2000
United States Dodge 1998, 2001

References

  1. ^ a b "Race Results at Mesa Marin Raceway". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Lunkenheimer, Beth (March 1, 2007). "History of the Truck Series". Frontstretch.com. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "From Last Week: Craftsman Truck Series". The Mount Airy News. Mount Airy, NC. October 17, 1997. p. 9B. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Setzer Crafts Truck Win By Edging Out Sprague". Contra Costa Times. Walnut Creek, California. October 19, 1998. p. B10. Retrieved . 



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